Hope Marchok is a senior in high school. She has been homeschooled for all of her life. Her hobbies include basketball, playing music, and learning about basically everything. Violin came into her life at age three, and she has been taking lessons ever since. She began her studies at a small music school in Indiana and upon moving to Texas she began studying violin under Mrs. Nicolette Solomon, the director of the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. In 2006, she began studying piano with Dr. Bret Serrin also at the SMID. In addition, Hope has studied Music Theory with Dr. Carl Van Wyk since 2005 and plays in a small group of advanced strings at the school. The ensemble has had many wonderful performance opportunities over the years. They opened for Cindi Lauper at a Children's Medical Center benefit, and they are planning on touring in Spain this spring. Hope is also working part time at Periodontics and Implants Center of Mckinney as a sterile tech. She is honored to be able to participate in this event.